Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 313

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Wishing you a flower of a day

You might be wondering, “So what the heck is this Monday Poll thing anyway?”

Well, it isn’t much of a poll. It’s more just a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past seven years. I’ve always enjoyed reading your answers in the comments, and I hope you enjoy reading mine.

  1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    I have! I got myself some really cute notecards with matching envelopes from minted.com a while back. I like writing handwritten notes to people (and myself), and you can’t beat the personal touch.

    I always thought it would be something nice to have, but I didn’t realize how much I’d like it until I had it in my paws.

  2. If you had to choose one or the other to be stuck with for a year…would you rather have a bad mullet or a Ron Burgundy mustache (you can trim either one, but they’d grow back overnight)?
    Oh, good grief… I don’t know, the mustache? I would happily wax and shave the ‘stache with religious zeal because I know I could not deal with the bad mullet.

    Could. Not. Deal.

    Especially with my wavy hair?!

    Oh, hell no. Gimme the Ron Burgundy ‘stache please.

  3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    Um, never? I haven’t had the opportunity, but I think I’d probably do it for a cool nature tour or something. I’m not averse to the idea.
  4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    Nope, neither one, unless I’m underwater, in which case I can do a handstand.

    Does that count? :)

  5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    Oh, yeah, totally. My parents were very strict when I was in my tweens, and I wasn’t allowed to wear a stitch of makeup…so of course I wore it anyway, LOL!

    I secretly applied it in the girls’ bathroom in middle school every morning, but I didn’t wear a lot. Just some purple liner and frosty pink lipstick.

  6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?

    Nikka Costa’s can’tneverdidnothin’ always does the trick.
  7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    It depends on whether I’ve been working out consistently and how bloated I’m feeling that day, LOL! It’s mostly “yea,” I guess, as long as it’s a tasteful amount of belly being bared.
  8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    Oh! A beach house somewhere on the North Shore of Oahu right next to a secret surf break with easy, rolling waves perfect for beginners.
  9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    Hmm… I think it was Brian in the first grade. I actually wrote “I love Brian” on a piece of paper and left it in my room, only to have my mom find it, who then told my dad, but they couldn’t read my writing, so they thought I’d written “I love Brandon” instead.

    For the rest of that year and for years after, they made fun of me, but they’d say, “Oooh, Karen loves Brandon.”

    I think they thought they were being cute and funny, but I did not.

  10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    Gimme that tiara! And please incorporate some extra bling while you’re at it. ;)

Le List

Now it’s your turn. Just copy and paste the following questions into a comment with your answers. I look forward to reading ‘em! :)

1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
9. What do you remember about your first crush?
10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Twyla says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? does having return address stickers count? if not, then no.
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? Bad Mullet – Can always hide that under a hat, ballcap, in a ponytail, a bun, add hair clips, etc..
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? Never.. and I hope I never have too…
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Handstand… against a wall.. LOL
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? Yes.. My sisters are ok to go out without any effort, I cannot, so even on Xmas morning I put on mascara…
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? Yea if you have the healthy semi-flat tummy to pull it off… nay if you’re sporting your own version of ‘Buddha belly’ (like me lol)
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. Remote area camping, no utilities, just us and nature, a tent, wood, and cold beers.. awesome!
    9. What do you remember about your first crush? He was blonde, a few years older, sweet bad boy…
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? Scarf…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Twyla,

      Props for being able to handle real deal camping, girlfriend! I can only go “camping” if there’s running water and a general store nearby, LOL. You never know when you’ll get the urge to eat some potato chips.

      Anywho, how are things on your end? Good, I hope! Do you have any cool trips planned?

  2. Erin says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?

    I’ve had stationary made for me 2x. I also used to have a special commissioned wax seal with a personal knotwork design.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?

    Yikes, neither! But mullet I guess.

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?

    I have never been in one! But I’ve been in a fighter jet and I know how to fly small personal planes.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?

    When I was younger, yes!

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?

    Yes, when I was little. I got acne and lady business at 8 so I applied foundation in secret.

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?

    VNV Nation’s “Joy”

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?

    Undecided

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.

    With limited funds, a little cabin up in La Conner WA with water views that I found for rent a while ago.

    Unlimited budget, either somewhere tropical or the Italian coast! Maybe Greece!

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?

    The first time I liked anyone I think was a boy from a movie. Real life, he had startling green eyes.

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?

    Depends on the Tiara. Like Downton/Royal tiaras, then hands down a tiara. If it’s a modern rhinestone tiara, scarf!
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    • Karen says:

      I kind of wish Downton Abby tiaras would come back in style…for regular, everyday wear, of course. I’d rock one to Trader Joe’s in heartbeat.

      Have a great week!

  3. Renata says:

    That sounds like fun! My first comment on the site! Here we go:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    Yes. My printer sucked, but it was still nice! It was back in high school.
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    Mullets! They’ll EVER be cool in a nerdy, retro way!
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    Never? WOW, helicopter! But once I flew in a small airplane…
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    No way! ;)
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    Yes. And it worked, people barely noticed it, but commented on how cute my skin looked! YAY primers!
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    This fire – Franz Ferdinand.
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    NAY! Unless you’re under 18, I think it’s absolutely tacky.
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    A walk through a deserted beach.
    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    He as in fourth grade I was in first. He had lost his mom recently I attended her funeral mass with other kids from school. His name was Fernando.
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    Scarf! So many possibilities!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Renata!

      Yay! Thank you for doing the Monday poll and leaving a comment today. :)

      When and why did you fly in a small airplane? Were you sky diving?

      • Renata says:

        It was on a trip, they had this huge hangar in front of the hotel. They offered small flights over the are that is really beautiful with forest and waterfalls. You could fly over the are in this small plane and take pictures. I was 16. It was thrilling at the time. :)

  4. Shannon says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    No, but I think it would be super fun! I love writing notes to friends.
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    Bad mullet, please. At least I could pin it up or SOMETHING.
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    That would be: never. :) The idea of getting inside one is actually a little creepy, ha! I don’t know if I’d be into it.
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    I think so… though technically I haven’t tried in a while :)
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    mm, probably sometime pre-junior high… my parents were a little strict before I turned 13, but I didn’t usually do anything too crazy, I don’t think.
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    Cake, “Satan is my Motor.” Or like, any Cake ever. SO GREAT.
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    mmm, not for me, thanks!
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    A little place on a rock beach in the northwest, in the summertime (so it’s nice and warm!)
    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    I was 6 years old, and I remember that I started liking him because our kids choir director at church put her hands on our heads and said “wouldn’t they make the cutest couple??” in front of the WHOLE GROUP… I was mortified, but bam. Instant crush! I didn’t talk to him at all after that, which makes it EXTRA silly, I think :) If memory serves, I think I avoided him until I was about 13, and finally spoke to him sometime when I was 16, at which point he’d lost some of his initial intrigue ;)
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    scarf, please! I love those things.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shannon,

      CAKE!!! Going the Distance is my jam. :)

      Hope you’re having a nice Monday so far…how’s the weather out your way?

      • Shannon says:

        Finally warming up, thanks goodness! I was beginning to lose hope that spring would ever come, but I think it’s on its way at last.

        • Karen says:

          Same here in Nor Cal. I went for a walk yesterday and saw daffodils and cherry blossoms! Such a welcome sight. I hope we get a little more rain because it’s been very dry here all winter long.

          I seriously can’t wait for dress and sandal weather though. :)

  5. Gowthami says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    Nope, never
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    Mullet I guess
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    lol, I never been on helicopter
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    May be handstand, lol
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    Yeah sure, lot times in my childhood
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    Illyaraja songs (Tamil)
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    Nay
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    May be to hill stations
    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    It’s so stupid, he have crazy eyes
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    Scarf sounds comfy
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  6. Chris25 says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?: I think I did when I was a kid.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?: Mullet. I bet that would be funny!

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?: I never have.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?: I can kinda do a headstand.

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?: Yes, when I was a teen.

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?: Republica’s “Ready to Go”.

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?: Nay.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.: An Irish castle where I can read old poetry by the fireplace.

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?: You mean Bruce Springsteen? :P

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?: Scarf. Rock n Roll gets to wear tiaras.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris,

      I haven’t heard that Republica song in years! It’s a good one, though. Great for that last five minutes of a long run.

      So, Bruce Springsteen, huh? Did you ever wish you were Courtney Cox in that one video where she gets pulled up from the audience and dances with him on stage? I totally did.

  7. Stephanie Smith says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? Yes! Note cards with envelopes. And I loooooved them! But they had my old address on them, so I had to toss them when I moved. But I think I need more!
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? Mullet, my hair isn’t very thick and I think I could pull it off. A mustache is on the face, can’t handle that.
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? Never. But I’m sure I will eventually.
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Only in a pool. But I’m working on it.
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? I don’t think so, I’ve put on makeup I wasn’t supposed to use, my Mom’s or my sister’s.
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”? Anything Eminem, loud and thumpy!
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? NAY! Just nay. Nay nay nay. Nay.
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. Sunny, warm, an attractive cabana boy that would keep me in margaritas, a stack of magazines, my husband and kids, and tons of nachos.
    9. What do you remember about your first crush? Yes! Kevin, first day of kindergarten I loved him. He was the one for me. In fact, I knew I loved my husband when I saw Kevin and I didn’t have those feelings for him anymore. I was 19. Fourteen years I loved that guy!
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? I have a tiara that I wear around the house! Makes me feel special!

    • Karen says:

      Hey Stephanie,

      Matching envelopes! I don’t have those…yet. I think I need them in my life though.

      So, did Kevin ever realize how much you loved him? I don’t think I ever told Brian. I just admired him secretly from afar, LOL!

  8. Ruchita says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    Nope. Although when I was a kid, I hated that I had an unusual name and couldn’t buy a keychain with my name on it.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    I would go with the mullet. I would wear a hat or scarf to try and cover it up!

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    Back in 2002. We took a helicopter tour of Kauai. It was amazing.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    Not any more! When I used to take gymnastics when I was younger I could to both.

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    This isn’t really secret, but a couple of times I’ve applied makeup at my desk and work. It was early in the morning before anyone else arrived.

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    I’ve been digging Timber from Kesha and Pitbull.

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    Yay for someone else. I’ve got a bit of a roly-poly that I like to keep under wraps. :-) Now if my belly was as cute as Mingy’s, I would show it off all the time!

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    A secluded house or cabin on the water where I could go swimming to boating.

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    Not much. It was back in elementary school and I think he was older (!). I tried calling him once but I don’t think he knew who I was.

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    Both? Perhaps a tiara and feather boa. :-)

    Happy Monday!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      Mingy’s belly is EPIC. So epic it should be on billboards. :)

      How have you been? Is the weather out your way getting nice, or is it still cold?

      • Ruchita says:

        Haha, epic is a great word for his belly! When he’s in the mood, he loves getting belly and chin rubs.

        I’ve been busy with work and moving into our new place. Things are settling down a bit and luckily the weather is slowly getting better!

        • Karen says:

          Will you guys be done with moving soon? I bet the cats love the new space!

          Tabs says hi to all the kitties, by the way. :) He’s napping right now in my office. Actually, he’s hiding from the painters. We’re having the exterior of our condo painted right now and Tabs is not feeling it, LOL.

          • Ruchita says:

            We actually moved in on Feb 15th, right after Valentine’s Day! I was a sea of boxes for a while and I feel like we’re finally getting settled.

            The cats took a few days to adjust, but now they’re doing great.

            Poor Tabs! Strangers can be stressful for cats. When we first moved we had a contractor out and Nina managed to squeeze her little body underneath a dresser. I was so scared when I couldn’t find her at first. At least Ella and Mingy aren’t so difficult to find. :-)

          • Karen says:

            Oh, congrats! I know you guys have been waiting for a really long time to get in the new place. That’s very exciting and I hope that everything gets settled soon. Whatever you do, don’t take three years to unpack those boxes, LOL! I still have some in my bedroom from 2013 (!) that still need to be tended to, sigh…

            Poor lil’ Nina. She must’ve been so frightened!

  9. Tania says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? Only the stuff I made myself.
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? mustache because that’s what they make Nair for. I CAN’T do a mullet!
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? I know that I’ve been in one but I can’t remember what for.
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Handstand in the water.
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? Yeah I sneak off to the bathroom before work or before class.
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”? Right now it’s “Crown on the Ground” by The Sleigh Bells.
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? Girl you don’t want to see my stomach uncovered!
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. At my place because it’s in a locked building so peeps can back off!
    9. What do you remember about your first crush? First crush ever was Anthony K from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. First real life crush was Jon Harding in 3rd grade. He was SOOOO CUTE!!!
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? I own my tiara when I won Basketball Homecoming.

    • Karen says:

      I love that song, Tania! Actually, I love the whole CD. I listen to it all the time when I’m running.

      Have a nice week!

      • Deanna says:

        I like that song, too! That album is one of my current favorites!

        • Karen says:

          They have a new album out called Bitter Rivals. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I hope it’s good. They make great entrance music, you know? Like, I would like to to have Infinity Guitars playing in the background when I get introduced as a character on Walking Dead, LOL.

          • Deanna says:

            Oh, that’s so exciting! I’ll have to check it out!

            LOL That would be a great entrance song!

          • Karen says:

            Yeah, if you give it a listen let me know what songs I’ll have to hit up first; I’ll do the same for you. I actually just wrote that on my “to-do” list, believe it or not, LOL! (“Find Bitter Rivals.”) I swear, if I don’t write it down, I won’t remember it AT ALL!

  10. Katherine M says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    ~I’ve had some Thank-You cards with my first initial, K, on them.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    ~Wow, neither…I’ve had short layers before so the mullet is out, and I’m Italian and have a lot of hair so the mustache wouldn’t be fun.

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    ~Hmmmm…not since Take Your Daughter to Work day at Coast Guard Headquarters with my dad. This was pre-9/11…

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    ~Yes, but I use the wall to help me balance. My goal is to do both on my own balance on the floor. I can tell you that working on abs and arms really helps a lot – do pike push-ups to help with the handstand, and do toes to bar on a pull-up bar to help with moving your abs up into both. To work up to a handstand, I also recommend yoga poses like Crane/Crow, and any of the hand-balancing ones. The Donkey Kick exercise also works well for teaching yourself how to balance up into a handstand. It takes time but with a lot of practice y’all can do it!

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    ~No, I didn’t wear it until high school, but I did used to borrow some of my mom’s stuff!

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    ~I like hard rock or an upbeat pop song. Lately I’ve been loving Disturbed “The Game,” AC/DC “Moneytalks,” Within Temptation “And We Run,” and Maroon 5 “Lucky Strike” to pump me up for workouts or an event.

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    ~Love them when I am fit and tan. But I think they have a time and a place – for example, I love wearing just a sports bra and sweats to work out, and I think it’s a cute look for the pool or the beach. But otherwise, I think it looks overdone or too revealing.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    ~I am taking the motorcycle class in 2 weeks (super excited but I also want to pass the first time!), so anywhere I could take the bike I am planning on getting when I pass and get the license. Last year hubby and I did a motorcycle trip to the Flight 93 Memorial with our motorcycle group (he has a Harley), and that was a great ride.

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    ~I remember he used to follow me everywhere (it was the first grade) and I thought it was cute that he did that.

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    ~Both :) I am getting more into the girly stuff like tiaras and pink. I realized I could still be a total badass and wear pink and wear a tiara :)

    • Karen says:

      Good luck with the class, that sounds like fun. Will you be riding your own bike or borrowing your hub’s Harley?

      I see bike groups ride around through my town all the time; they usually stop off at my favorite brunch place on the weekend before going up into Napa. There’s beautiful hills and scenery there and you can totally tell that the bikers are really enjoying it, especially in the summer. :)

      • Katherine M says:

        Thanks! I am really excited about the class. It is something I have wanted to do for a few years but have not had the time to do it (it’s a 3 day course with 8 hour days every day). Harley-Davidson now offers the class, and when you are a new rider, you typically have to learn on their bikes. They use 500cc Buells that have worn-out clutches. If you go to the MVA, you would just take a test and do it on your own bike or a friend’s bike after having a learner’s permit. The class is the way to go because they teach you everything you need to know, the right way, and the Buells with their worn-out clutches and temperamental antics make you work for it. I have seen women taking the course either do really well and pass the first time, or lay the bike down, stall it several times, and fail. You would probably enjoy being on the back of a Harley! They are super comfy and fun. How are you doing?

      • Katherine M says:

        Thanks! I am really excited about the class. It is something I have wanted to do for a few years but have not had the time to do it (it’s a 3 day course with 8 hour days every day). Harley-Davidson now offers the class, and when you are a new rider, you typically have to learn on their bikes. They use 500cc Buells that have worn-out clutches. If you go to the MVA, you would just take a test and do it on your own bike or a friend’s bike after having a learner’s permit. The class is the way to go because they teach you everything you need to know, the right way, and the Buells with their worn-out clutches and temperamental antics make you work for it. I have seen women taking the course either do really well and pass the first time, or lay the bike down, stall it several times, and fail. You would probably enjoy being on the back of a Harley! They are super comfy and fun. How are you doing?

        • Karen says:

          A friend of mine rides bikes with her boyfriend (I think they have Harleys) and she’s always talking about how it’s like the most fun thing ever. Do you think you’ll end up getting a bike of your own eventually? If you do you’d have to give it a cute nickname.

          Things on this end have been good. Crazy busy, but good! Thank you for asking. :)

          I’ve been trying to push myself kind of artistically with video, and it’s been fun, but really challenging.

          I’m also really glad that the construction is done on the house. For a while there writing was very hard… so yeah. Now that it’s quiet again it’s 100X better!

          How’s the weather out your way? Is spring finally coming around?

          • Katherine M says:

            I’ve been looking at bikes for a couple of years now, so I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll end up with. My dream bike is a Yamaha FZ1 (I love the sportbikes because they are lighter for me to pick up), but it is way too much bike for a beginner. The salesguy I had talked to about said that the FZ1 almost dumped him on the ground from the sheer power of it, and he is a very experienced rider. I may end up with the FZ1′s baby brother, the more controlled FZ6. It’s a good sized bike, smaller than the FZ1, still has speed for the track if I race it, but won’t dump me when I hit the throttle. Sportbikes are also a lot cheaper than Harleys especially if you want to make modifications like the exhaust or springs (they also have a much cheaper start-up cost – they are usually under $10 grand).

            I really enjoy your videos – you do a great job with them! I am not a fan of a lot of loud outside noise, either, so construction can drive me nuts, too. We are getting warm and cold weather here, hopefully it will stay warm for a while. We’ve had a rough winter here in MD. Lots of snow! How is the weather in CA?

  11. Sylirael says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
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    • Sylirael says:

      Whoops! Not sure how I managed to post that, but here are the answers! Sorry! :-S
      1. Do our wedding invitations count? :-D
      2. Mullet for sure MacGyver is my hero!
      3. Not yet, but I’d love to!
      4. I can do both head stands and handstands, but I prefer handstands!
      5. Not really in secret, but I do a very no makeup makeup if I know I’m going to have to talk with my boss.
      6. Hm…probably the soundtrack to Uncharted 2. Always gets me ready for adventure!
      7. I’m proud of what 6.5 hours of ballet per week has done for my belly, but I always feel somehow juvenile in crop tops :-(
      8. The depths of as many epic museums as I can make it to – especially the British Museum, the Louvre and everything on the Museumsinsel!
      9. Might have been a guy called Chris in Standard 3 (year 5 of primary school)…
      10. Can I have a diadem instead? :-D
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  12. Trisha says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? Weirdly, I do, but I have no idea when or where I got it. It’s pink and says “Trish” on the front. Whee did you come from, Trish stationary?

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? Um… I was going to say the mustache, but I think I could pull of an ironic mullet better.

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? I think I was 12 or 13. My brother and I flew in a tourist helicopter in northern Minnesota.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Nope, though I’d LIKE to do a handstand. Someday!

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? Nope!

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”? “Come Sail Away” by Styx comes to mind!

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? Nay for me, yea for others who can pull it off.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. I wish I was on the beach so much right now, so I say the beach.

    9. What do you remember about your first crush? He was the most mature fifth grader I knew. ;)

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? Tiara forever!!!!! I would like to get a ‘real’ one rather than the plastic kind, and just wear it like any other accessory.
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  13. Deanna says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    I haven’t, but that sounds like a great idea! I’ll have to look into getting some soon. :)

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    Eh…I guess I would deal with the bad mullet. I could always tie my hair back every day LOL.

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    I’ve never flown in a helicopter before.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    Umm…I can do an assisted handstand–meaning, my husband picks up my legs and props me against the wall LOL (not that we do crazy things like that!).

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    Nah, my parents were always fine with me wearing makeup.

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    “Bad Girls” by M.I.A. There’s just something about that song that makes me think I can conquer anything.

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    Eh, not really, unless I’m at the beach.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    Relaxing on a quiet beach somewhere with the hubby at my side. That sounds so perfect right about now.

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    Hm…I’m not quite sure who my first crush was!

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    Definitely a scarf. Scarves are so great for adding a pop of color to an outfit! :)

    • Karen says:

      Great song choice, Deanna! That’s one of my treadmill jams. :)

      Hope you had a nice weekend. Did you do anything fun?

      • Deanna says:

        It was finally warm enough to go outdoors without a winter coat, so I spent the majority of Saturday in the sunshine. :) I also saw the new 300 movie with the hub, and minus the noisy people in the theater (seriously, half of the theater provided unwanted commentary during that movie!), I enjoyed it.

        • Karen says:

          Oh that’s lovely! The weather’s been nice in my neighborhood too. I went for a walk yesterday in a t-shirt, jeans and a hoodie! It was glorious. I’m seriously counting down the seconds until we get sandals and shorts weather, woo hoo!

          I hope you got popcorn at the movies!

  14. 1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? Nope. I did collect stationary at some point though. All the girls did :-)

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? A bad mullet I guess, at least you can kinda hide that!

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? Never!

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Both.

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? I’m not allowed to apply make-up when I’m at work but I do touch up my lip gloss and lipstick during the day. I duck down behind my counter and try to be quick :-)

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”? Rammstein always does the trick!

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? Nay. Not for me, and not for most people.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. Maybe Venice? Or Munich?

    9. What do you remember about your first crush? His name was Michael, and when we broke up his mom was heartbroken. She thought we’d be together forever. My mom just thought that it was funny.

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? A scarf. Why would I wear a tiara?
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  15. Christine says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    In college I did designs for them. Nothing stuck, though.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    I’ll take the mustache. I’m gonna twirl it around like a carney villain and cackle.

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    Never did. Knowing my seriously thrill issues I wouldn’t turn down an opportunity if I had one.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    Nope and nope.

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    I thought I did in high school. The whole ‘natural beauty only’ rule was in force. So on the last break before school let out I rocked this Clinique brown lipstick that was so late 1990s/early 2000s.

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    Right now it’s “Collard Greens” by Schoolboy Q. Something about the chorus breakdown grants me the power to run all day.

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    Nope. Even if I had the abs it’s not my style.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    I really want to visit Miami or Brazil. Work on my tan with that beautiful ocean breeze.

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    His glasses. Not sure why I don’t remember his eyes but it’s his glasses, first and foremost.

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    I wear scarves a lot. I’d be embarrassed to wear a tiara past a birthday party or playing dress up with my niece.
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  16. Trude says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? When I was younger. These days I stamp blank cards I get at Michael’s. :)

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? Would have to go with the ‘stache. I’m with you on not being able to handle a mullet!

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? Never. I get bad enough motion sickness on jumbo jets!

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Nope. It would be cool though!

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? Not that I remember, I didn’t wear a ton in high school. I mostly remember changing tops in the car after I left the house on Saturday nights! What a rebel. ;)

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”? Sara Bareilles’ “Gonna Get Over You” always gets me moving.

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? Cute when its done right, but I would never feel comfortable! And so many of those outfits might look cute posed standing up, but don’t help anybody when they sit down.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. Right now I’m dreaming of an upcoming stay at the 29 Palms Inn for our anniversary. It’s out in the desert, on a natural oasis, and we’ve reserved a little Spanish-style bungalow built in the 1930s. It’s the perfect time of year to be out there, with the desert flowers blossoming, and it shouldn’t be too hot yet. I can’t wait!

    9. What do you remember about your first crush? I want to say it was 4th grade? I remember my parents being very tolerant of him calling (back before call waiting!).

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? Scarf. I’m girly but not that girly!
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  17. R says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    No, how tragic is that? I must order some.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    Mercy. I would have to say the mullet. I wear a headscarf so I can cover it…

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    Two thousand and never

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    Nope. I can do a yoga shoulder stand, which is decidedly not as impressive.

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    No way man. Go big or go home!!

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    PiNK “I’m not here for your entertainment”

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    NAY

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    Anywhere where I can sleep. Really, I don’t care. Someone, let me sleep….

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    Curly black hair and blue eyes…

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    I wear a scarf all the time, I’d trade for a tiara for a day!

  18. Majick says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? Yes, and I think I still may have some. hmmm…
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? GAH! tough choice, I’m already plucking a minor stache now…ugh.
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? Dominican Republic about 8 or 9 years ago – exhilarating.
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? headstand, my shoulders are bad so the handstand I can only do with wall support.
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? don’t think so, oh wait, I did steal those little avon sample lippies from my mom when I was a kid LOL
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? not at this time, maybe never again (le sigh)
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. It would be at my in-laws oceanfront primary residence (talk about depressing, it burned to the ground during Sandy and the stupid town won’t let us rebuild single family homes so EVERYTHING STINKS RIGHT NOW> ugh sorry, it still really hurts.
    9. What do you remember about your first crush? Frankie F. and he gave me a gold ring and a bible LMAO – we hung out as kids, were friends in HS, dated briefly in our 20′s, became friends again.
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? Tiara for sure, they’re not quite as hot in the summer. LOL

  19. G says:

    1. Have you ever had personalized stationary?
    Nope! I really want some though.

    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache?
    Mullet. I would just clip hair extensions into it :P

    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter?
    Never flown in one.

    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand?
    HAHAHA No.

    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret?
    Sometimes before class starts I’ll quickly put some powder on my nose to control shine.

    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”?
    Anything Eminem!

    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay?
    Not for me, I don’t have the abs.

    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway.
    A little seaside villa on a tropical island :)

    9. What do you remember about your first crush?
    I liked him for about a week in 3rd grade. I think his name was Trevor.

    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara?
    Definitely scarf! I am a total scarf addict, I have so many :p. I would be worried about the tiara getting stuck in my hair and making it all frizzy.

  20. Kat says:

    So I just had to share my answer for 9, because of the odd similarities it has to yours lol… My first crush was in the first grade on a boy named Jack. He was just so sweet and funny and cute and he had this luscious chestnut brown hair… I still get butterflies, isn’t that weird? Well anyways, I carved– yes, CARVED– his name into the head board of my bed. My parents found it and we had to have a “serious talk” which was the most embarrassing moment of my life. I think Jack moved away to Canada that year, and it broke my little heart :(

  21. 1. Have you ever had personalized stationary? Yes, a former boss gave me a set as a thank you gift.
    2. One year with a bad mullet, or a Ron Burgundy mustache? Ermehgerddd…I guess the mullet because I could at least hide it a little by wearing the “party” hair appendage pulled up. There’s no hiding a Burgundy stache!
    3. When was the last time you flew in a helicopter? Nevs!
    4. Can you do a headstand or a handstand? Absolutely to both – against a wall!
    5. Have you ever applied your makeup in secret? I once applied it covertly in stages at my desk at work one morning because I was late and didn’t have time. I heard someone coming down the hall right after I finished applying mascara on one eye so I had to have a whole convo with them with lashes on one side ONLY. I felt like they were totally trying to figure out what was wrong with my face, LOL!
    6. What’s a song you listen to when you want to “psych yourself up”? Lately it’s be Ke$ha and Pitbull’s “Timber” because it’s silly and makes me dance! I also really love Pharrell’s “Happy”!
    7. Belly-baring outfits: yea or nay? NOOOO. For me personally, I don’t have a haute, flat tummy so I wouldn’t be rocking this look!
    8. Describe your perfect weekend hideaway. I’m really craving a cold tall boy of beer on a sunny beach right now!
    9. What do you remember about your first crush? Oh man, we’re going way back into the files! I think it was Pablo in 2nd grade. He gave me his special pencil with a brush on the end for sweeping away eraser crumbs and I was totally swooning at 8 years of age!
    10. Would you rather wear a scarf or a tiara? Scarf! I love scarves. They can really add pizzaz to an outfit!
    Hugs n’ love, Karen! ✌

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